International Wetland Day

May 22, 2012   //   by admin   //   Featured  //  No Comments

We were recently invited to celebrate the International Wetland Day with the Forest Guards of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and introduce them to bird watching. Vanamitra readily jumped on the opportunity to spend time and educate the forest guards, with whom we had previously worked, to guide on avian identification. The day began early in the morning as members of Vanamitra along with the Forest Officers scouted for a good water body which was bound to attract birds. The entire group was split into 3 smaller groups and each was taught to identify the distinct traits of birds using which they could zero in on the specie and were also taught to listen to bird calls and match them to the respective specie. By the end of few hours, the group had totally sighted almost 50 different species of birds!

 

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